The former Celebrity Big Brother winner and Nikki Manashe have been going through IVF

Alex Reid has opened up on his heartbreak after his fiancee lost her fifth baby following IVF.

The 44-year-old former Celebrity Big Brother winner has been engaged to Nikki Manashe since 2014 and have been trying for a baby for a while.

And Alex – who was married to Katie Price from 2010 to 2011 – took to Instagram to share his devastation.

He wrote: ‘It brings me with great sadness that I have to write this post. Today we lost our 5th baby Phoenix Reid. No words can describe the pain that couples go through who lose a child.

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‘My amazing partner @ivf_chasing_dreams has been through so much from painful treatments to operations time and time again.

‘Women who go through IVF I salute your bravery, men who stand by there sides I respect you. We will have our happily ever after.

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It brings me with great sadness that I have to write this post. Today we lost our 5th baby Phoenix Reid. No words can describe the pain that couples go through who lose a child. My amazing partner @ivf_chasing_dreams has been through so much from painful treatments to operations time and time again. Women who go through IVF I salute your bravery, men who stand by there sides I respect you. We will have our happily ever after. But for now it’s time to rest and heal a broken heart 💔 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : #ivf #ivfwarriors #ivfsuccess #ivfpregnancy #ivffirsttimer #ivficsi #blesivfam #ivfblogger #ivfsupport #ivfcommunity #ivfsverige #ivfbabies #ivfawareness #miscarriageawareness #babylossawareness #ivfmeds #ivfsisters #ivfstory #ivftreatment #ivfdiary #ivfuk #ivf #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #babylossawareness

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‘But for now it’s time to rest and heal a broken heart.’

Alongside his own touching words, Alex posted a quote about miscarriages.

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It read, ‘I never got to hold you or bounce you on my lap. ‘I never got to read to you or watch you as you nap.

‘You slipped away so quickly before I said your name. ‘And I want the world to know, I loved you just the same.’

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A lot of people have asked me how my IVF cycle has gone as it’s been shared publicly with me blogging my journey on my Instagram. . I have decided to do a one off post to explain. Last week we thought we would be sharing some lovely news with you all when I hit my second trimester. . When we went for our baby scan we could not see the baby. He or she had passed early on in the pregnancy leaving behind the pregnancy sac, this is called a Blighted Ovum. (missed miscarriage). . My body still thinks Im pregnant for all those weeks after the baby had passed, hormones still being released and everything apart from the baby is still growing. . We are heart broken but can not give up on hope. It is my Devine right to be a mother. Having now lost 5 babies we are determined to meet our rainbow baby. I have so much sympathy for others going through this because it really does break your sole. . I am a warrior I will keep on going but I’ve decided from now on I will be not blogging anymore. I’ve done some great things sharing my journey but it’s to hard to keep on helping others right now. I know so much needs to be said and done to raise awareness but I’m only one person and I think right now I need to focus on healing my heart and getting stronger to try again for my miracle child/twins. . God bless to all going through a loss 🙏🏻

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Alex and Nikki have previously confirmed they suffered one ectopic pregnancy and 3 miscarriages, including twins.

And Alex’s fiancee Nikki – who blogs regularly about her IVF – also confirmed the sad news with her followers.

She wrote on Instagram, ‘Unfortunately today the scan confirmed that Baby Phoenix Reid was no longer viable. We are heart broken and devastated. I was so excited to announce this baby but unfortunately I am announcing my 5th angel baby in heaven.

‘Having now lost 5 babies we are determined to meet our rainbow baby. I have so much sympathy for others going through this because it really does break your soul.’